Cal Poly Physics takes the annual meeting of the APS Far West section by storm
The annual meeting of the Far West (formerly California-Nevada) Section of the American Physical Society was held at Sonoma State University on November 1 and 2, 2013. This regional meeting provides a unique opportunity for physics students, faculty and researchers from California, Nevada, and Hawaii to meet and share their research. Over 150 people from the section travelled to Rohnert Park, California for the two-day meeting hosted by Sonoma State University. (Cal Poly hosted the 2012 meeting.) The program can be found on the meeting webpage.
The Cal Poly physics department had thirteen students and three faculty attend the meeting, with eight talks presented about research done over the past year. The students all gave excellent talks on a diverse set of topics, including supermassive black hole candidates, novel cosmic ray detectors and reconstruction algorithms, computational simulations of traffic and nuclear collisions, pattern recognition, and neutrinoless double beta decay. They are an excellent example of the amazing research opportunities available to undergraduates in our program. We are very proud of their enthusiam and achievements.
Cal Poly physics folks at the APS Far West Section 2013 annual meeting in Rohnert Park, CA. November 1, 2013
Top row: Tristan Paul, Ryan Morshead, Nathaniel Milgram, Royce Cribbs, Chad Rexrode, Bryan Scott, Jennifer Klay (faculty)
Bottom row: Mikhail Miller, Nickolas Pilgram, Thomas D. Gutierrez (faculty), John Van Atta, David Frawley, Ian Powell, Preston Jones (faculty), Andrew Bianco, William Snyder